Got The Glow: Electric Run
Turn a ho-hum 5k race into a party with throbbing music, crazy lightshows, and dancing girls.
Explore your mind: The course traverses five different "lands" to keep you peaking until you hit the finish.
Fri 8:45p. Washington State Events Center, 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA (206-329-2629). $60 here.
Nearby: Northwest Vintage; Loose Wheel; Bumpy's
Kings of Noise: Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour
One of the Northwest's most legendary bands celebrates three brutal decades of grinding out sonic sludge.
Get there early: Opening band Honky features Jeff Pinkus of the equally storied Butthole Surfers.
Fri-Sat 8p. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St, Capitol Hill (206-341-0112). $22 here.
Nearby: The Old Sage; Canon; Capitol Cider
Blurred Lines: Persistence Of Vision
Richard Williams (lead animator on Roger Rabbit) spent thirty years trying to make a cartoon masterpiece, only to see it all crumble away.
Ego & hubris: Williams is a fascinating and bizarre figure. Watch the trailer.
Fri-Sun 7p & 9p. Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St., University District (206-523-3935). $8.
Nearby: Blue Moon Tavern; The District Lounge; Korean Tofu House
Splash: World's Largest Water Balloon Fight
We already set the world record for the largest snowball fight ever — now let's do it with water balloons.
Get wet: Your registration fee helps send kids from Childrens Hospital to camp.
Sat 4p. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Queen Anne (206-684-7200). $25 here.
Nearby: Lola; Black Bottle; The 5 Point Cafe